Monogrammed Sham

I’ve been searching for just the right photo to send my family member who’s monogramming our new bedroom shams – remember this pic?

New Bed - www.middleredefined.com

New Bed – http://www.middleredefined.com/caption

Well, I think I found it. In the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens, a blogger named Erin was featured. And her home is adorable. She writes her own blog, Elements of Style, and also has her own design business. So naturally, I think she’s awesome.

In her master bedroom, she has this great mix of orange and navy, sprinkled with pink. Her shams are right up my alley, with the thick colored border. And I really like that the monogram sits at the top, since my lumbar pillows will completely cover up the middle part of the sham. So I think I’ll send this photo and see where we end up!

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Can’t wait to see it in person!

 

Delicious Bedding

I have a new bed! As part of our bedroom update, I wanted to DIY a new headboard since I had done our last one. This is our old bed.

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Old Bed – http://www.middleredefined.com/caption

However, the more I tried to figure out exactly what fabric I wanted to do, the more I just realized that maybe it was time in my eight-year marriage to finally buy a bed – we’ve only had hand-me-downs and DIY’ed ones. So one day, a sale on Joss and Main inspired me to buy a charcoal grey, tufted headboard. Here’s a sneak peak – I’ll dig up the link to the bed online and share it with you once I find it.

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You’ll get to see the rest once I have my bedding all done. Now that I had a pretty headboard to show off, of course that meant new shams and throw pillows! I found the perfect coral bordered shams from Biscuit bedding. Bailey, the shop owner, has a blog that I visit often. While I probably would never do floor to ceiling floral wallpaper like she does in her designs, I find her writing witty and fun. And her outlook on design just makes me smile – such a happy person. She aptly named her shop Biscuit because she wants her bedding to feel delicious. Even though the shams were a bit more expensive than I normally would have gone, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for, so I bit the bullet. I’m going to have them monogramed in the same coral color to finish them off. Her packaging is even adorable.

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For accent throws, I found some remnant fabric on sale as Calico Corners for $15 a yard. It’s a pale mint Greek key pattern, and I think it will make the perfect compliment to the Biscuit bedding. I just have it laying over some lumbar pillows right now so you can have a vision of what it will look like. I’m hoping to get everything over to a family member this weekend who will make the throw pillows and do the monogramming. So excited!